Part IV. Advanced Installation Options

This part of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide covers more advanced or uncommon methods of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including:
  • boot options.
  • installing without media.
  • installing through VNC.
  • using kickstart to automate the installation process.

Table of Contents

28. Boot Options
28.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
28.1.1. Specifying the Language
28.1.2. Configuring the Interface
28.1.3. Updating anaconda
28.1.4. Specifying the Installation Method
28.1.5. Specifying the Network Settings
28.2. Enabling Remote Access to the Installation System
28.2.1. Enabling Remote Access with VNC
28.2.2. Connecting the Installation System to a VNC Listener
28.2.3. Enabling Remote Access with ssh
28.2.4. Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
28.3. Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
28.3.1. Configuring a Log Server
28.4. Automating the Installation with Kickstart
28.5. Enhancing Hardware Support
28.5.1. Overriding Automatic Hardware Detection
28.6. Using the Maintenance Boot Modes
28.6.1. Verifying Boot Media
28.6.2. Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
28.6.3. Upgrading Your Computer
29. Installing Without Media
29.1. Retrieving Boot Files
29.2. Editing the GRUB Configuration
29.3. Booting to Installation
30. Setting Up an Installation Server
30.1. Setting Up the Network Server
30.2. Network Boot Configuration
30.2.1. Configuring PXE Boot for BIOS
30.2.2. Configuring PXE Boot for EFI
30.2.3. Configuring for Power Systems Servers
30.3. Starting the tftp Server
30.4. Adding a Custom Boot Message
30.5. Performing the Installation
31. Installing Through VNC
31.1. VNC Viewer
31.2. VNC Modes in Anaconda
31.2.1. Direct Mode
31.2.2. Connect Mode
31.3. Installation Using VNC
31.3.1. Installation Example
31.3.2. Kickstart Considerations
31.3.3. Firewall Considerations
31.4. References
32. Kickstart Installations
32.1. What are Kickstart Installations?
32.2. How Do You Perform a Kickstart Installation?
32.3. Creating the Kickstart File
32.4. Kickstart Options
32.4.1. Advanced Partitioning Example
32.5. Package Selection
32.6. Pre-installation Script
32.7. Post-installation Script
32.8. Kickstart Examples
32.8.1. Set host name interactively during installation
32.8.2. Registering and Then Mounting an NFS Share
32.8.3. Registering a System in RHN Classic
32.8.4. Running subscription-manager as a Post-Install Script
32.8.5. Changing partition layout
32.9. Making the Kickstart File Available
32.9.1. Creating Kickstart Boot Media
32.9.2. Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network
32.10. Making the Installation Tree Available
32.11. Starting a Kickstart Installation
33. Kickstart Configurator
33.1. Basic Configuration
33.2. Installation Method
33.3. Boot Loader Options
33.4. Partition Information
33.4.1. Creating Partitions
33.5. Network Configuration
33.6. Authentication
33.7. Firewall Configuration
33.7.1. SELinux Configuration
33.8. Display Configuration
33.9. Package Selection
33.10. Pre-Installation Script
33.11. Post-Installation Script
33.11.1. Chroot Environment
33.11.2. Use an Interpreter
33.12. Saving the File